Dr. Raffaella Messina is an Italian board-certified neurosurgeon. She was trained in neurosurgery at the University Hospital in Bari, Italy and was fellow in pediatric neurosurgery in Rome, where she spent five years working as a consultant neurosurgeon at the IRCCS Institute for Treatment and Research – Bambino Gesu Children’s Hospital. She is currently consultant neurosurgeon at the University Hospital in Bari, Italy. Her major field of interest is pediatric neurosurgery, in which she has focused her main scientific activity. Dr. Messina had the opportunity to improve her surgical skills and to achieve board certification from the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN), attending the three-year cycle of ESPN in Germany, Finland and Spain.